How to use Food as Medicine

Embrace the Power of Nutrition from Plants


Learn how to harness the healing power of fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds to support you on your journey to wellness with Master Juice Chef & Plant-Based Chef, Gary Dowse.


Embark on a journey to discover the transformative power of food with our ‘How to Use Food as Medicine’ wellness experience at Desa Retreat.

Led by Gary Dowse, a Master Juice Chef and Plant-Based Chef, this workshop is designed to deepen your understanding of how the food you eat can nourish and heal your body.

Why Choose Food as Medicine?

Unlock a world of wellness and rejuvenation with our Food as Medicine Consult, a remarkable experience tailored to transform your life.

Here are the benefits that make this experience a must-try:

1. Holistic Healing: Our Food as Medicine Consult focuses on treating your body, mind, and spirit as a whole. It’s not just about temporary fixes but about nurturing your overall well-being for lasting results.

2. Nutritional Transformation: Discover the incredible healing power of nutrition. With the guidance of our expert, you’ll learn how to harness the right foods to support your health goals, whether it’s boosting energy, managing weight, or enhancing vitality.

3. Personalized Wellness: Your journey is unique, and so is our approach. Gary Dowse will create a personalized plan that caters to your specific needs, ensuring that your path to wellness is tailored to you.

4. Empowerment: Our goal is to empower you to take charge of your health. You’ll gain valuable knowledge and practical skills that enable you to make informed choices about your diet and lifestyle.

5. Sustainable Change: Unlike fad diets or temporary fixes, our approach is all about sustainable, long-term change. You’ll learn habits and practices that can become a seamless part of your daily life.

6. Stress Reduction: As you explore the connection between food and wellness, you’ll also discover how nutrition impacts your stress levels. Through dietary changes and lifestyle adjustments, you can achieve a calmer, more balanced life.

7. Improved Health Outcomes: Whether you’re looking to address specific health issues or simply want to elevate your health to the next level, our Food as Medicine Consult can help you achieve your goals.

8. Long-lasting Results: The Food as Medicine Consult isn’t a quick fix; it’s an investment in your long-term health and happiness. Experience a renewed sense of vitality and wellness that endures well into the future.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
1. What can I expect from a Food as Medicine Consult

During the consult, Gary will offer personalized insights into how you can use food to support your health goals, whether it’s through juicing, plant-based nutrition, or cleansing.

2. Is this experience suitable for beginners in the world of wellness?

Absolutely! Gary’s approach is inclusive and accommodating for all levels of wellness seekers. Whether you’re a novice or an experienced enthusiast, you’ll find value in his guidance.

3. Can I connect with Gary outside of the consultation?

Yes! You can book a consult with Gary even if you are not staying at Deśa. Simply contact the team and they will book you in.

You can also have a look through Gary’s extensive written resources, books, and eBooks which are available to further support your wellness journey @ www.juicechef.com.au


4. Do I need to be vegetarian or vegan to benefit from this?

No, you do not need to be vegan or plant-based to benefit from the Food as Medicine Consult. The consultation is designed to be inclusive and adaptable to various dietary preferences and lifestyles. Whether you are an omnivore, vegetarian, vegan, or have other dietary preferences, Gary can work with you to create a personalized plan that aligns with your specific needs and goals.

The focus of the consultation is on using food as a tool for improving your health and well-being, regardless of your current dietary choices. Gary will provide guidance on how to make healthier food choices and incorporate beneficial foods into your existing diet. So, you can participate in the Food as Medicine Consult without needing to adopt a specific dietary lifestyle.

Meet Your Guide

Gary Dowse is a passionate advocate for the transformative power of food as medicine, dedicated to supporting individuals on their wellness journeys. With a deep understanding of the holistic impact of nutrition, Gary has organized numerous retreats, sharing valuable insights on juicing, plant-based wholefood nutrition, and healthy living.

Gary’s commitment extends beyond live events; he has authored books and eBooks, providing a wealth of resources to promote wellness and health. His dedication to empowering others to take charge of their health shines through in his work, as he continues to inspire and educate individuals on the profound effects of mindful eating and living.

As a Master Juice Chef and Plant-Based Chef, Gary brings a unique perspective to the table, blending culinary expertise with a deep-rooted passion for holistic wellness. His approach is not just about eating; it’s about nourishing the body, mind, and soul, creating a ripple effect of positivity and vitality in every aspect of life.